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Diabetes Triples Risk of Heart Failure for Women
Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2004
"Many of the risk factors we uncovered are, of course, the same ones seen in men," "But what was particularly striking was the risk seen with diabetes. In our analysis, it was a stronger risk factor than having multiple heart attacks" -- probably the strongest predictor in men. Many of the identified risks are modifiable.


FDA Approves Antidepressant Cymbalta (Duloxetine) to Treat Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain
Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Cymbalta, a balanced and potent serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for pain caused by diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This approval came after a six-month priority review.

Cholesterol Drugs Lower Glaucoma Risk
Posted: Monday, September 20, 2004
Researchers found a 40 percent decrease in glaucoma among long-term statin users". So there are a couple of good reasons to suspect that statins might actually be protective for patients against developing glaucoma, or perhaps in the future against the worsening of glaucoma if someone has already developed it."


Global Study Shows Nine Factors That Identify 90% Of Heart Attack Risk
Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2004
The vast majority of heart attacks can be predicted by nine easily measurable factors, that are the same in every region and ethnic group worldwide. The study found that the two most important risk factors are cigarette smoking and an abnormal ratio of blood lipids (Apolipoprotein B/Apolipoprotein A-1), which together predicted two-thirds of the global risk of heart attack.

Help Is On The Way For Losing Weight And Smoking Cessation
Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2004
First year results of the two year trial Rimonabant In Obesity (RIO, a Phase III clinical study), showed a 3.5 inch reduction in waist circumference, 19 pounds lost, reduced metabolic syndrome 50%, raised HDL 28%. Rimonabant (endocannabinoid) in another study doubled the odds of quitting smoking without weight gain

The Glycemic Index Diet Leads to Weight & Fat Loss
Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2004
New study shows that glycemic index is an independent factor that can have dramatic effects on the major chronic diseases plaguing developed nations - obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.


Blood Pressure Rates on Rise Again in U.S.
Posted: Wednesday, September 08, 2004
The number of American adults with high blood pressure has climbed to almost one in three over the past decade, putting more people at risk of a stroke, heart attack or kidney failure.

A little more than a decade ago, the number was closer to one in four

Don't Be Poor And Have Diabetes!
Posted: Wednesday, September 08, 2004
Diabetes is most common in poorest neighborhoods. The study, by New York City Controller William Thompson, broke down the neighborhoods that report the most cases. But the report also looked at which areas' residents suffer the worst complications, such as stroke, heart attack and kidney failure.


C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test - A Key Indicator of Heart Disease Risk
Posted: Tuesday, September 07, 2004
In addition to monitoring lipid, or cholesterol, levels, Mayo Clinic cardiologists have begun ordering a new screening test for heart disease risk, called high sensitivity C-reactive protein. An elevated CRP level increases the risk for creating arteriosclerosis and plaque rupture that causes heart attack.


Hispanics More Prone to Blindness From Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, September 07, 2004
Results from the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study, published this summer in the journal Ophthalmology, show high rates of eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and open-angle glaucoma among 6,357 Latinos age 40 or older. The people are primarily of Minorities. Higher rates of diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes, in the Latino population are closely tied to high rates of diabetes.

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